Secondary Achievements and Honors
We are thankful for God's direction and wisdom imparted to the Administration, faculty, staff, parents and students of Cypress Christian School to accomplish much to honor the Lord and further His Kingdom.
The class of 2014 had a wide range of options when choosing which college or university to attend in the fall.
The 2014 CCS Commencement Ceremony was a celebration of academic, fine arts, and athletic achievements for 48 graduating seniors along with the presentation of a posthumous diploma for fallen Warrior Travis Chaffin who would have graduated with his classmates this year.
Seniors in the class of 2014 were offered scholarships from many different institutions. Seniors who accepted prestigious scholarships toward their education at their chosen university are listed in this article.
Thanks to the current NJHS officers who are leaving a great legacy for the newly elected officers.
Katie was nominated based on four years of great contributions to high school athletics.
Congratulations to Tori Davies and John Ethan Baldwin for exemplifying excellence in athletics, leadership, determination, sportsmanship, Christian character, academic achievement, and integrity in their sports, the classroom, and in their spiritual walk.
Congratulations to Blaise Fontenot and Katie Moore for exemplifying excellence in athletics, leadership, determination, sportsmanship, Christian character, academic achievement, and integrity in their sports, the classroom, and in their spiritual walk.
All-State receiver Frank Aufmuth will play football for Southwestern University in the fall.
Nika was a tremendous asset to CCS helping the team make it to the TAPPS 3A State Final Four. She will most definitely be an asset to the Trinity team.
NJHS recognizes students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in scholarship, character, leadership and service. The CCS chapter of NJHS welcomed 21 new seventh and eighth grade students into the organization.
Seventh grade students completed studies in six medical specialties: cardiologist, gastroenterologist, pulmonologist, orthopedic surgeon, neurologist or infectious disease specialist. They used Psalm 139:14-16 as their biblical reference.
The Warriors held off Lubbock Christian to take home the TAPPS 3A State title.
The girls not only won all three relays but ended up scoring enough total points to win the 3A title for 2014. This team has had an incredible season and this was just the right way to end it. Congratulations to the Lady Warriors for a job well done.
Varsity Softball claimed the TAPPS Area title and will compete in the Regional playoff game next Tuesday, May 6. Game details will be announced when finalized. Go, Lady Warriors!
Varsity Baseball claimed the Area title and will compete in TAPPS Regional playoff game on Tuedsay, May 6. Game details will be announced when finalized. Go, Warriors!
The middle school Lady Warriors softball team pulled out a (11-1) win against Northland in the championship game.
Art students earned top honors in the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts 2014 Student Art Contest. Sophomore Jordon Coates won First Place and a prize of $1,000 and sixth grader Jillian Welch won Jurors' Selection. In addition, five students were recognized as finalists and 13 artists received special awards.
The Lady Warriors have clinched the district title and will be playing in the area round of playoffs on Tuesday, April 29 on their home field at 4:00 p.m. against San Antonio Keystone. Go, Lady Warriors!
Girls win Regional while the boys finish third. Next stop, State!
Congratulations to art students who came home with top honors including sixth grader Jillian Welch who earned a gold medal and junior Avery Barbisch who earned Best of Show.
Secondary Achievements and Honors - 2009-2010
Middle School - 2009-2010
ACSI Speech Meet - Sixth Grade
The following sixth grade students earned the honor of competing in the ACSI Speech Meet on Saturday, March 6. Congratulations to our winners!
- Poetry – Cecilia Mendez
- Bible Memorization – Eliott Cloninger and Chris Geyer
- Dramatic Bible Prose – Brandon Landry
- Original Speech – Abbie Wynans
Middle School Speech Meet Winner
Congratulations to Katie Moore for winning a gold medal and superior ribbon (with a perfect score) in her category (Humorous Reading) at the Middle School District Speech Meet.
Duke University Talent Identification Program
Each year, seventh grade students are recognized by the nationally-renown Duke University Talent Identification Program based on their Standard Achievement Test scores from sixth grade. This program identifies academically talented students; and they are then invited to complete either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment college entrance examinations. All talent search participants receive resources and publications to assist the students' educational growth.
You Be the Chemist
Middle school students compete each year in the "You Be the Chemist" competition.
In 2008-2009, there were three eighth-grade finalists with one of those advancing to the state competition. I
In 2009-2010, the following students won awards:
- Josh Gamble - 1st Place
- Rachel Vance - 2nd Place
- Katie Moore - 3rd Place
National Junior Honor Society
The CCS Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society inducts new members from seventh and eighth grades each year based on academics, character, leadership and service.
Eighth grade students compete in Science Fair each year and bring home the awards! 2009-2010 winners are as follows:
Physics (Group I)
- Olivia Roberts - 1st place
- Andrew Wilson - 2nd place
Physics (Group II)
- Keirsten Velez - 1st place
- Calvin Novotny - 2nd place
- Katie Moore - 1st place
- Megan Schubert - 2nd place
Chemistry & Biology
- Jacob Beight - 1st place
- Amelia Tidwell - 2nd place
Overall Grand Winner
- Katie Moore
Texas History Fair
Each year, seventh graders compete in the CCS Texas History Fair. They write research papers and create exhibits that deal with topics of innovation, impact, and change throughout Texas history. The students present their work to judges and parents enjoy the exhibits as winners are announced.
- Avery Barbisch - 1st place
- Travis Vick - 2nd place
- Mercy James - 3rd place
Students in grades 6-8 compete and win honors in the ACSI Math Olympics each year. Students perform in two different areas in mathematics: Reasoning and Computation.
2010 Math Olympic District Winners
Qualifying rounds for the ACSI District Math Olympics were held the last week of September. These secondary students earned the following honors:
- Nolan Galbreath (6th), Allison Sommers (7th), and Jordan Crowhurst (7th)
- Timothy Odeyomi (6th), Wesley Hill (8th)
Excellent and Area Qualifiers
Amber Dingman (6th), Emily Mahan (6th), Francis Ajibero (7th), Ashlyn Boone (7th), Walter Su (8th), Amelia Tidwell (8th), and Will Echols (7th)
Superior and Area Qualifiers
- Sixth Grade Reasoning: Nathen Wiley – 3rd place and Daniel Overton – 4th place
- Seventh Grade Reasoning: Zach Usry – 5th place
- Eighth Grade Reasoning: Katie Moore – 2nd place; Hunter Vick – 2nd place; Josh Gamble – 4th place
2010 Area Math Olympic Winners
The area qualifiers competed on February 26, 2010 in Humble at the ACSI Math Olympics. Congratulations to all these students!
- Sixth Grade Computation: Amber Dingman – 5th place
- Seventh Grade Computation: Francis Ajibero – 3rd place
- Eighth Grade Computation: Walter Su – 1st place
- Eighth Grade Reasoning: Hunter Vick – 2nd place; Katie Moore – 5th place
Each year, grades 6-8 compete in the ACSI Spelling Bee. Students may progress to the District Spell-Off where they earn the right to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee in Dallas, TX.
High School - 2009-2010
ACSI Distinguished Students
Ten high school students were honored in 2008-2009 as ACSI Distinguished Students, which is given to outstanding juniors and seniors in the top ten percent of their classes. Categories include: Academics, Athletics, Christian Service, Leadership and Fine Arts.
TAPPS Academic Honors
- 2009-2010 - Second Overall in TAPPS District Academic/Speech Meet with 5 students placing at State
- 2008-2009 - Third Overall in TAPPS District Academic/Speech Meet
- 2007-2008 - Third Place in District with many students placing first, second, and third at State in their division
- 2006-2007 - Second Place in District and Fourth Place in Overall State Competition
- 2005-2006 - First Place winners in District and Fifth Place in Overall State Competition
- 2004-2005 - First Place in District with many students placing in first, second, or third at State in their division
High school computer students compete in the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Area 4 Competition with students winning honors from the district level to the state level.
National Honor Society
The CCS Chapter of the National Honor Society inducts new members each year based on academics, character, leadership and service.
National Merit Award Winners
Since 1998, high school students have received National Merit Awards from the National Merit Award Program. A CCS who receives a National Merit Award is given top consideration when he/she submits an application for admission and scholarship to a college/university. Students awards included:
- Commended Students: These students placed in the top three percent of more than 1.4 million students taking the qualifying test (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Test or PSAT/NMSQT).
- National Merit Finalists: These CCS students were among 15,000 students out of over 1,400,000 students that qualified. Students are recognized for their exceptional academic promise based on the qualifying test (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Test or PSAT/NMSQT).
- National Merit Scholarship Recipient: CCS Senior Emily Grimes received this award. Winners of these awards are chosen based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. The corporation uses a variety of information to evaluate - the Finalist's academic record, information about the school's curricula and graduating system, two sets of scores, school official's written recommendation, student activities, student leadership and the Finalist's essay.
College Acceptance/Attendance (1998-present)
- Seniors always receive early college acceptance letters.
- Seniors have been accepted to over 110 different colleges and universities across the United States.
- Graduates have attended over 80 different colleges and universities across the United States.
Each year since 2006, graduating seniors have been offered over $1,000.000.00 of valuable academic, athletic, and service oriented scholarships to various colleges and universities across America.
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